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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Bob Sweeney
From the glory to the guts, there's plenty to be sorted out as the Washington area takes another swing at landing its first Olympic Games. But the ball is now officially rolling.
Tiger Woods, who revolutionized golf when he came onto the scene more than a decade ago, is about to do the same to the area's sports scene.
"There are priorities that are much more important than the Olympic Games, and those conversations need to all be tempered and prioritized as we go down this pathway," Sweeney said. "That's why we've actually formed this exploratory committee, is to actually create that space for that dialogue and have those conversations. ... This is an important conversation to have and we don't know all the answers."
He said he's had preliminary conversations with area leaders in politics, business and sports about a potential bid, and the public response among heavy hitters to Tuesday's announcement was mostly positive.